Wagner Digital Moisture Meter Spotlight: The L622

Wagner Digital Moisture Meter Spotlight: The L622

By Tony Morgan in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

In the Primary and Secondary wood products markets, industry-leading sawmills and wood processing companies must control their critical moisture levels in their lumber or wood products. Accurate and convenient electromagnetic wave technology is now routinely used for monitoring of product moisture content (MC). Wagner Meters’ L622 Digital Recording Moisture Meter (and its predecessor, the L612) with the […]

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The Mountain Pine Beetle: What Lumber Companies Need to Know

By Larry Loffer in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers Other Topics | 0 Comment

How Mountain Pine Beetles Cause Trees to Die Mountain pine beetles develop in several wood species, especially ponderosa, lodgepole, Scotch and limber pine (bristlecone and piñon pine can be attacked). A pine beetle targets trees distressed by injury, poor site conditions, fire damage, overcrowding, root disease or old age. As the beetle populates an area, […]

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Optimizing Kiln Performance with In-Line Moisture Measurement

By Ron Smith in Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers Kiln Drying | 2 Comments

In producing an effective kiln-drying program for lumber, comprehensive analysis of your wood moisture content should be the number one concern. That’s obvious, you’re probably thinking, but what is less obvious is the number of key points in the manufacturing process where moisture content can and must be monitored in order to optimize kiln performance. […]

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How Half-Log Timbering Helps Construct Cost-Effective Log Houses

By Troy Edwards in Forest Products Industry Information for Lumber Companies & Kiln Dryers | 0 Comment

The log cabin conjures images of back-breaking labor, do-it-yourself building, and beautiful character. Log home building aspirations are founded on our belief in wood’s strength and durability. Even though modern builders frequently use only half a log for decor purposes, the wood log’s moisture content (MC) is still the foundation of a log home dream. […]

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